Take the hassle out of your holidays and dine-out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

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The French Quarter

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Seafood, sweets and signature cocktails. Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine check out this list French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day:

Arnaud’s Restaurant - 11:30 a.m - 8:30 p.m. 
Bayona - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Brennan's - 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
The Court of Two Sisters - Regular Hours 
Criollo Restaurant & Lounge - Regular Hours
Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House - Regular Hours
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse - Regular Hours 
Dickie Brennan's Tableau - 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Galatoire's - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe - 2 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Muriel's - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Olde NOLA Cookery - Regular Hours 
Oceana - Regular Hours
Pat O'Brien's - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
SoBou - Regular Hours 

Arts/Warehouse District

Head over to the Arts/Warehouse District for delectable meals in a hip neighborhood. The vibrant yet rustic architecture that’s home to the countless art galleries and museums makes the perfect place to grab a plate and enjoy. Here’s a list of restaurants serving in the Arts/Warehouse District this Thanksgiving: 

Cambria Hotel New Orleans - 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. breakfast, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. dinner 
Cochon Butcher - Regular Hours 
Cochon Restaurant - Unspecified Hours 
Compere Lapin - Unspecified Hours
Poydras & Peters - 11am - 8pm

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Palace Cafe

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly-baked sweets, Latin cuisine and New Orleans classics can all be found and indulged upon this Thanksgiving in the CBD:

Restaurant August - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Borgne - Unspecified Hours 
Dickie Brennan's Palace Cafe - Regular Hours 
Domenica - 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Johnny Sanchez - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Luke - 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Public Service - Regular Hours 
Willa Jean - Regular Hours 

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. Here are a few more spots to consider this November: 

Uptown/Garden District

Commander’s Palace - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Dryades Public Market - Unspecified Hours 
Gracious Bakery - Unspecified Hours 


The Blue Crab - Unspecified Hours 

The Marigny/Bywater

The Country Club - Regular Hours